Thursday, January 11, 2018

Along came a spider

PHOTO PROMPT © Victor and Sarah Potter

The problem with the media is that you only read the stories that sell.  Like the one about a simple homely girl who was enjoying a probiotic feast in the sunshine and was forced to run away when disturbed by an arachnid.

Ms Muffet not just garnered publicity and sympathy but also six-figure deals spruiking whey protein supplements and becoming the face of an insect repellent firm.


What they didn’t report was the case against Mother Goose for causing ‘deep emotional distress’ to the said arachnid.  The word is that the spider is spinning a very cosy web these days.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100.

I see this is second week in a row with a spider web theme.  To navigate web and read the other writers this week click here

29 comments :

  1. Anonymous3:27 am

    Great fun

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    1. Thanks Sandra I am a very stable genius ;-)

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  3. Might as well cash in on her misfortune, everyone seems to these days. Nice updating of the old tale :-)

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    1. Thanks Iain. The three blind mice are filing a harassment suit against the farmer's wife even as we speak.

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  4. Ha ha - nice, original little story - well done.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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    1. Thanks Susan I am glad you liked it.

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  5. That's such a great take on the prompt. I love 'probiotic feast'. I liked the fresh twist with Mother Goose sharing the blame for Ms Muffet's plight.


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    1. Time we updated these rhymes I say ;-) Thanks for your comments Moon, I am glad you liked it.

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    1. It's what the fake media does not tell you ;-) Thanks for reading Keith.

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  7. Dear Subroto,

    You certainly pegged the biased news media. ;) Clever take on the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks Rochelle, just waiting for the chance to reveal the Humpty Dumpty story, it's no yolk that one.

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  8. Ha ha ha ha. So much fun. A great take on the poem.

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    1. Thanks Anurag I am glad you liked it.

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  9. Anonymous6:23 am

    Very clever. Learned a new word 'spruiking'.

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    1. Glad to be of service YS :-)

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  10. Love it ... never violate the rights of a spider...

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    1. Never a legally savvy spider, they can spin a web around you ;-) Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  11. Very clever, Subroto.... However, I must point out that last week was NOT a spider web theme... just so many people took it there!

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    1. Thanks Dale, everyone likes to spin a tale, some more than the others :-)

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  12. Original and funny. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks Linda, I am glad you liked it.

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  13. It was funny when told like this, Subroto. So even Mother Goose was pulled into court. Good writing. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Mother Goose has a whole class action pending against her. Thanks for your comments Suzanne, I am glad you liked it.

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  14. Anonymous5:19 am

    Such a wonderful update on these nursery rhymes. LOL.

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    1. Thanks Sarah I am glad you liked it. These rhymes do need an update. Who pushed Humpty Dumpty, is still an unanswered question.

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  15. nice Rhymes trending arena
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